NBC: Dateline NBC: “Barack Obama: The Reality of Hope” (Premiere) at 10pm
DISCOVERY: The Wheel (Premiere) at 10pm
LIFETIME: Bring It! (Premiere) at 9pm
LIFETIME: The Rap Game (Premiere) at 10pm
NAT. GEO. WILD.: Outback Wrangler (Premiere) at 8pm
NAT. GEO. WILD.: Snake City (Premiere) at 10pm

(SATURDAY 1/14/17)
BET: Queen Boss (Premiere) at 10pm
NBC: Saturday Night Live – Host: Felicity Jones, Musical Guest: Sturgill Simpson at 11:30pm
TRAVEL: Ghost Adventures (Finale) at 9pm

(SUNDAY 1/15/17)
ANIMAL PLANET: Finding Bigfoot (Premiere) at 9pm
BRAVO: First Family of Hip Hop (Premiere) at 9pm
FOOD: The Kitchen Sink (Premiere) at 11am
HBO: The Young Pope (Premiere) at 9pm
ID: Is OJ Innocent? The Missing Evidence (Premiere) at 9pm
ID: Murder Calls (Premiere) at 11pm
PBS: Victoria on Masterpiece (Premiere) at 9pm
RLTV: Urban American Outdoors (Premiere) at 12pm
SHOWTIME: Homeland (Premiere) at 9pm
TLC: Long Lost Family: What Happened Next (Premiere) at 10pm
TRAVEL: Top Secret Beaches (Premiere) at 10pm
PBS: Sherlock on Masterpiece (Finale) at 8pm

American Horror Story was renewed for two additional seasons, in addition to its previously announced seventh season. The news was announced at FX Networks’ presentation at the TCA winter 2017 on Thursday.“American Horror Story launched the modern limited series revolution and  as evidenced by the most recent installment ‘Roanoke’ – it remains as vital today as when ‘Murder House’ stunned audiences six years ago,” said John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions FX Networks. “Each new chapter is a cultural event, beloved for every new twist in imagery, style, cast and plot. We are thrilled that Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and the entire creative team will continue to deliver the groundbreaking, celebrated American Horror Story for years to come.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

As for American Horror Story’s seventh season, Murphy noted that the show would not be going back in time. “It’s a modern-day story,” he told reporters, adding that AHS vets Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters would both be back.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Meanwhile, American Crime Story’s Hurricane Katrina-themed second season on FOX has been pushed to 2018. Landgraf explained that the network has “really high ambitions” for the project. “It’s about character and larger themes. It’s just taking time, frankly, to get material we’re happy with…. Also, when you’re shooting in New Orleans, you have to worry about hurricanes.” As a result, the Katrina and Versace installments will air within about six months of each other.
(Source: Cynopsis)

On the subject of the Versace project, which explores the 1997 murder of Gianni Versace, show creator Ryan Murphy confirmed that, despite reports, Lady Gaga will not be playing Donatella Versace.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FX Productions signed Atlanta creator Donald Glover to an exclusive overall television production deal. Glover will develop television series for FX Networks and other networks and streaming services, in addition to continuing to executive produce, write, direct and star in Atlanta. FX also announced that Atlanta will not return for a second season until 2018 due to Glover’s production schedule.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Premiere dates were set for upcoming FX Networks projects. Ryan Murphy’s limited series, Feud: Bette and Joan bows Sunday, March 5 at 10p on FX, while Archer moves to FXX for its eighth season on Wednesdays, starting April 5 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

There may be hope for Disney Channel’s recently canceled Girl Meets World, reports TVLine. “There are talks underway, but we’re at the very very beginning stages,” revealed Creator Michael Jacobs.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Smithsonian Channel airs The Obama Years: The Power of Words on Monday, February 27 at 8p. Narrated by actor and producer Jesse Williams, the special tells the story of Barack Obama, “writer in chief,” taking viewers inside the defining moments of his political career through his most memorable speeches.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The archive for Mad Men was donated to the Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin by Matthew Weiner, the series creator, EP, writer and director, and Lionsgate, which produced the series. Materials include script drafts and notes, props, costumes, digital records and video relating to the creation, production and marketing of the series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ellen Pompeo (Grey’s Anatomy) has teamed with comic book publisher IDW Entertainment to develop The Devil, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Based on the novel The Devil: Britain’s Most Feared Underworld Taxman, by Graham Johnson, the drama is being eyed as a limited series, although no network has been attached.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Theresa Caputo and her family are back for another season of Long Island Medium on Sunday, February 19 at 8p on TLC. The premiere features Rosie O’Donnell, Billy Gardell (Mike & Molly), Ta’Rhonda Jones (Empire) and actress and comic Mo’Nique.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Super Bowl Greatest Commercials 2017, hosted by Boomer Esiason and Daniela Ruah (NCIS: Los Angeles), bows Tuesday, January 31 at 8p on CBS. The interactive countdown special allows viewers to vote for their favorite “Bigger is Better” or “Less is More” Super Bowl commercial.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TV One celebrates the 45th anniversary of Sanford and Son with a three-day marathon beginning Friday, January 13 at 8p. The net will air back-to-back episodes of the classic sitcom in sequential order all weekend.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Justice Network premieres series Most Evil on Sunday, January 15 at 3p, followed by films Stepford Wives at 4p, Dead Again at 9p and Killer Speaks at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Orion Television debuts Couples Court in fall 2017. The weekday strip, from Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court creator/EP David Armour, features trial attorneys Dana and Keith Cutler, the first-ever married couple to preside over the television courtroom, as couples in crisis share their stories of cheating. Series has already been picked up in 18 of the top 20 markets, covering 73 percent of the U.S. including stations in the Tribune, CBS and Sinclair groups, as well as Weigel, Cox, Scripps and Titan stations.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jennifer Beals landed a role on Amazon’s The Last Tycoon. She’ll recur as Margo Taft, a dignified and scheming Hollywood royalty star.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hunter Parrish (Weeds) booked a major recurring role in Quantico. He’ll play a political strategist forced to join forces with the CIA and FBI during the aftermath of the G20 hostage crisis. Series returns to ABC on Monday, January 23 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Robbie Amell is returning to The Flash. He’ll reprise his role as Ronnie Raymond during a winter episode of the CW series’ third season.
(Source: Cynopsis)

After eight seasons, Cartoon Network’s Regular Show is coming to an end with an intergalactic battle of good versus evil. The series returns Saturday, January 14 with back-to-back episodes beginning at 12p, leading into an hour-long series finale on Monday, January 16 at 6p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Animated preschool series Nella the Princess Knight bows on Nickelodeon on Monday, February 6 at 10a.  Series follows an unconventional 8-year-old who possesses the royal qualities of a princess, while also embodying the courage and determination of a brave knight.
(Source: Cynopsis)

First Lady Michelle Obama’s final official visit to The Tonight Show on Wednesday garnered a 3.0/8 result in metered market ratings, pushing the NBC late night show to a 10-month Wednesday high. It marked the best any Tonight Show has done mid-week since last March 2 and was up 25 percent over its last Wednesday original of December 21, 2016.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WE tv’s Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars returned Friday, January 6, showing strong growth from its previous season premiere in Nielsen Live+3 ratings and high time-shifted viewing. Among women 25-54, the premiere was up 13 percent to nearly 500,000 viewers, and up 10 percent to 615,000 among A25-54. Among total viewers, the episode was up 5 percent to 903,000.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Monster Trucks – Lucas Till, Jane Levy, Rob Lowe, Danny Glover, Barry Pepper, Amy Ryan, Thomas Lennon, Frank Whaley
The Bye Bye Man – Douglas Smith, Lucien Laviscount, Cressida Bonds, Doug Jones, Michael Trucco, Jenna Kanell, Erica Tremblay, Marisa Echeverria
Sleepless – Jamie Foxx, Michelle Monaghan, Dermot Mulroney, David Harbour, T.I., Gabrielle Union Scoot McNairy, Octavius Johnson
The Book of Love (Limited Release) – Jason Sudeikis, Maisie Williams, Jessica Biel, Orlando Jones, Paul Reiser, Mary Steenburgen, Richard Robichaux, Bryan Batt
The Crash (Limited Release) – Frank Grillo, Dianna Agron, John Leguizamo, Minnie Driver, Ed Westwick, Maggie Q, AnnaSophia Robb, Mary McCormack
Saving Banksy (Limited Release) – A Documentary about Graffiti Artist Banksy

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